Another fantastic week has passed and Dataflurry has gained some new key clients to add to our mix. Earlier this week I started talking about SEO trends for 2009, and now I want to post part two for our readers!
I am back with the other important SEO trends 2009. So let’s not waste any more time and get on with the list. First up, the Strategy and Tactical Trends in the search engine optimization Industry:
Strategy & Tactical Trends
The increase in mobile users has spurred the mobile search trend. Now, a large majority of cellular devices come equiped with mobile web – and this is cause a major new niche market for internet marketers. At the threshold, the trend is finally changing the way mobile users search for things. With a more enjoyable, easy, and productive method of searching using mobiles, thanks to smartphones, browsing and searching on your mobile is the way to stay happy and connected in 2009. So, if you provide a service or product that would be accessed on a large scale by mobile users, mobile search should be a #1 priority for you.
Community Sites and Social Media
Okay, so everyone’s been saying that social media is here to stay. And, more and more people (your potential consumers) are using it to get connected. Are you on it? No? Blasphemy! Down with Ye!
By actively participating in forums and online communities such as Facebook, Linked In, Twitter, and many more you can generate a large audience for your service or product. It’s a democratic process… because when the audience sees the right thing, they push it for you. It’s called word of mouth marketing in simple terms. If you create something of interest or create something that people believe in, they will spread it. Now with social media, they will spread it faster than ever before – because information can flow to the ends of the earth in miliseconds. Link your profile with your content, share the links with your friends, and market your business free-of-cost. It simply can’t get better than that! Wooohooo!
Industry/Big Picture Trends
Rise in Demand of SEO Consultants
Sounds unbelievable doesn’t it? But it’s true. Never before have SEO consultants and SEO consulting firms been busier. Because of increased SEO awareness amongst small businesses, online entrepreneurs are now looking high and low for help with SEO. Typically, SEO consultants are witnessing a rise in the number of inquiries – which is great in a slow economy! Woohoo!
The World of Google
Everyone is aware of Google dominance over the SEO world. Google’s lead over their immediate competitors Yahoo! and MSNLive is only increasing now. The common consensus is that Google is the undisputed leader and that almost 70% of the total searches that take place, are done on Google. Therefore, it’s important to be ‘found’ by Google. Yes, if you aren’t on Google, you are as good as lost! I believe Google will remain in dominance unless they give in to a cesspool of information on their home page, and I don’t foresee that happening.
SEO Automation and Tools
Due to the difficulty in seeking reliable and result-oriented SEO consultants and companies, many firms are now working on creating tools that automatically handle certain portions of SEO analysis. Though this attempt is currently helpful at the basic level of SEO, it can be helpful if the data provided is used properly. I believe that the best information to help in SEO efforts is data acquisition and link hunting (of your major competition). Woohoo!
The increasing interest in SEO has led small business owners to scramble for SEO service providers that promise them rich rewards at exorbitant prices. Way too many people are providing SEO services that don’t yet have a good understanding or education in the field, and the loser is the consumer that chooses an uneducated so-called professional. While these situations are all about money making and unethical, it is advised that you avoid falling into these traps at all costs. If there is one SEO trend you must avoid, it is this! Screen your SEO providers, ask for references you can contact, ask for sample stats, ask for sample keyword improvements. Ask for the world, and if you don’t get any information – RUN FOR THE HILLS. Wooohoo!
These are just some of the SEO trends for 2009. Of course, there are other trends that are making waves as well like microblogging, Googlised web development, and online reputation. Don’t opt for all the trends, choose the ones best for your business and go with them a 100%.
Here is a quote for the Quotists out there (don’t think that’s a word, but I am using it!)
Thinking is easy, acting is difficult, and to put one’s thoughts into action is the most difficult thing in the world.
Here is to a year full of #1 rankings and prosperous web based business. Cheers! Woohoo!
Joel McLaughlin – Dataflurry.com